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Baltimore City Hosts Literary Arts Week

Baltimore City Hosts Literary Arts Week

Free plays, workshops and more to be featured October 14-2

September 26, 2012Press Release

The Maryland State Arts Council, in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the CityLit Project, announces the second annual Literary Arts Week in Baltimore.

The literary arts community will host a series of 10 free, public events in Baltimore during the week of October 14-20. A radio documentary tutorial from WYPR culture guru Aaron Henkin, “Moon Madness,” a chance to share writing about or inspired by the moon and a “State of Publishing” panel helmed by CityLit Press are among the week of free events in celebration of Baltimore’s thriving literary culture.

Literary Arts Week is a part of Free Fall Baltimore, an initiative of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA). For questions about Literary Arts Week, email Jeannie Howe of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. For more information about the Literary Arts programs of the Maryland State Arts Council, visit www.msac.org or email Chris Stewart.

EVENTS AT LITERARY ARTS WEEK:

Reality Radio 101: The Art of the Audio Doc

Host organization:
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Maryland State Arts Council

Date:
Sunday, October 14 at 5:00 PM

Location:
The Wind Up Space, 12 W. North Avenue

Media Contact:
Chris Stewart at cstewart@msac.org

Aaron Henkin, co-creator and producer of WYPR’s weekly cultural program, “The Signal,” discusses the basics of writing and producing a radio documentary piece, including interview tips, field recording techniques, narrative strategies, and editing skills. A preview for a 6 week class beginning October 25th at Creative Alliance.

Playful Poe
 

Host organization:
Playwrights Group of Baltimore and Magis Theatre

Date:
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30 PM

Location:
Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Andrew White Student Center, Loyola University, 4501 N. Charles Street

Media Contact:  
Rich Espey at richespey@gmail.com

Staged readings of short, contemporary plays each inspired by a different Edgar Allan Poe short story.

Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tours

Host organization:
Maryland Humanities Council

Date:
Wednesday, October 17 at 11:00 AM

Location:
Meet in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral  St.

Media Contact:
Michele Baylin at mbaylin@mdhc.org

For tickets:
www.MtVernonLitWalk.eventbrite.com

Take this 90 minute walking tour with the Maryland Humanities Council, following in the footsteps of Baltimore’s literary luminaries past Mount Vernon’s elegant mansions and majestic cultural institutions, built by successful 19th century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspapermen, philanthropists, and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues.

Moon Madness:  
A Night for Lunatics, Lunarians, and Luna Lovers

Host organization:
Maryland Writers’ Association, Baltimore Chapter

Date:
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM

Location:
Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street

Media Contact: 
Fernando Quijano III at TheWordPimp@gmail.com

Website:
http://mwabaltimore.wordpress.com

Join in a night of Lunar LOVE. Bring your best writing about, or inspired by, the moon and share it with other admirers of our lovely Luna.

CityLit Press and the State of Publishing

Host organization:
CityLit Project

Date:  
Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 PM

Location:  
Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street

Media Contact:
Gregg Wilhelm at gregg@citylitproject.org

Website:
http://www.citylitproject.org

Join the local authors of CityLit Press—Jen Michalski, Laura Shovan, Leonora “Peachy” Dixon, Bruce Sager, Jennifer Wallace, and Neil Didriksen—and publisher Gregg Wilhelm as they share their wonderful literary art and discuss the dynamic state of publishing.

Baltimore Review Revue

Host organization:
The Baltimore Review

Date:
Friday, October 19 at 7:00 PM

Location:
Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street

Media Contact:
Kathleen Hellen at editor@baltimorereview.org

Website:
http://www.baltimorereview.org

A burlesque of editorial striptease that will titillate your literary impulses—with workshop, readings, and more.

Maryland Writers’ Association Conference 2012: Writing in Times of Change

Host organization:
Maryland Writers’ Association

Date:
Saturday, October 20 at 8:15 AM (registration), 9:00 AM (conference start)

Location:
Thumel Business Center, University of Baltimore, 11 W. Mount Royal Avenue

Media Contact:
Nicole Shultheis at nschulth@interserv.com

Website:
http://www.marylandwritersconference.org

Daylong conference for writers of all genres and levels with keynote speaker and workshop leader Marita Golden.

Baltimore City Senior Citizens’ Poetry Contest 2012 Awards

Host organization:
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks – Senior Citizen Division

Date:  
Saturday, October 20 at 2:30 PM

Location: 
Poe Room, 2nd Floor, Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St.

Media Contact:
Harriet Lynn at hlynn@umbc.edu

Website: 
http://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/Agencies/
Departments/RecreationalParks/SeniorActivitiesSports/
UpcomingPrograms.aspx

Awards to senior citizen poets in a contest to celebrate their literary talents and imagination. Theme for this year is Baltimore: My City, My Home. Winner announcement, readings. There will be a special recognition of Lucille Clifton, former Maryland Poet Laureate. Light reception follows.

510 Readings
 

Host organization:
Jen Michalski and Michael Kimball

Date:  
Saturday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Location:  
Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street

Media Contact:
Jen Michalski at jen.michalski@gmail.com

Website:
http://510readings.blogspot.com

Four fiction readers of local, national, and international acclaim. The readers and audience are invited to Fraziers Bar afterward for dinner and socializing. Local authors Jen Michalski and Michael Kimball are your hosts.

Literature Party 2012
 

Host organization:
Publishing Genius Press

Date:
Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 PM

Location:
Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles Street

Media Contact:
Adam Robinson at adam@publishinggenius.com

Website:
http://www.literaturepartybaltimore.info

A night of readings and performances featuring the best writers from around town and around the country.

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